In today's coarsened "culture", there are few things off limits.
Oh, one can not say anything negative about "victim" groups, you know, ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, Islamics, and the rest of what now makes up the Democrat base.
But God and Jesus, oh to those who think all of us who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord and that with the Father and the Holy Ghost he influences many Americans in their everyday lives, that is not off limits. It is considered cool.
Along comes "comedienne" Kathy Griffin. She has a "reality" show in which she mocks the fact that she is not even a "B" list celebrity. Her show, "My Life On The D List" celebrates mediocrity.
So, when a mediocre "comedienne" says something so outrageous, it should not get any notice.
But, this time, Miss Griffin decided to take on the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, the big cheese, Jesus Christ.
In the background and creative Emmy Awards show that will be broadcast this Saturday night, in a clearly unbelievable act, Miss Griffin actually wins an Emmy.
In an act of ingratitude, Miss Griffin says:
A lot of people come up here to thank Jesus for winning this award. I want to let you know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus.
Beautiful! But, Miss Griffin felt that she did not go far enough in this diatribe. Miss Griffin went on to proclaim:
Suck it, Jesus! This award is my God!
On a slew of different levels, this is absolutely revolting. This goes beyond the pornification of the "culture" that Laura Ingraham http://lauraingraham.com talks about in her latest book, "Power To The People".
If it were not for William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, these remarks would have probably aired on the on the disgusting E! Channel this Saturday night.
Talk about a Power To The People moment!
I can not help but wonder, would Miss Griffin even thought to slam Mohammed in the same way, saying "Suck it Mohammed! This award is my Allah!" Of course not!
For whatever reason, people who profess the Christian faith, no matter what, are mocked in this way. At one time in the United States, this mocking would have been roundly condemned and the person saying it would have been, rightfully, out of a job.
Now, it is cool to slam Christians. It is cool to put Jesus in a jar of urine and call it "Piss Christ" and pass it off as art. Or, in Australia, where there has been an art show where the traditional image of Jesus morphs into, I kid you not, Osama bin Laden http://americasnewspaper.com.
Every slam in this fashion seems to be protected according to those who like this sort of thing by the United States constitution. It may be true in a literal sense. But, why do people go out of their way to offend a huge segment of the American populace and in fact make them feel marginalized? Does it make them feel cool? Do they realize, not everyone who is a professing Christian practices their faith a same way?
No, these people do not usually know Christians. They are the ones that think "fly over country" are a bunch of illiterate hayseeds who have no brains and must hold onto the Christian thing as a crutch. Remember, the award is Miss Griffin's God. How sad and pathetic.
I would ask you to read the piece by Fox News Channel's religion correspondent, Lauren Green http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,296683,00.html. It is a reasoned answer as to why Miss Griffin's comments were so offensive.
What those who do these kinds of actions, whether it is outright repugnant comments about Jesus, or trying to block nativity scenes at Christmas time or replacing the Resurrection story of Jesus with the spring bunny at Easter, they make all Christians, traditional and modern, stand up and say no more. Stop this now!
The sad part for Miss Griffin is that I have watched her and she can be funny, but there is a fine line between being funny and outrageous and being downright offensive. Like Michael Richards use of the N word during a performance, this marginalizes and comedienne who can be funny.
I think Miss Griffin should be punished by spending a week with the practicing Christian family of her choice and see that most of us are not all that bad.